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5-cent Alcott

5c American Authors Louisa May Alcott die proof attached to plate proof

Scott Catalogue USA: 862P
Description:

Certified plate proofs are the last printed proof of the plate before printing the stamps at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These plate proofs are each unique, with the approval signatures and date. For postal scholars these plates provide important production information in the plate margin inscriptions, including guidelines, plate numbers, and initials of the siderographer, or person who created the plate from a transfer roll.

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Date:
December 19, 1939
Markings:
in type "Approved color, Blue, B-242-R / December 19, 1939."
Medium:
paper; ink (blue) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 8 x 6 in. (20.32 x 15.24 cm)
Museum ID:
0.242263.21679.2
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • 5c American Authors Louisa May Alcott die proof
  • Reverse of 5c American Authors Louisa May Alcott die proof
  • plate proof
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